With a blackish blue skin, tinged with a white gloss, blueberries are sweet, small and spherical with a flared “crown” at the end. Pale greenish at first, the berries turn reddish-purple, and finally, blue or dark purple on ripening.
- Low in calories and sodium and naturally free of fat and cholesterol.
- Good source of vitamin C, folate, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.
- A great source of beneficial antioxidants – anthocyanin, beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin.
Selection and Storage Tips
- Select plump blueberries that are firm, dry and have glossy smooth skins.
- Avoid berries that are soft, mouldy, shrivelled or have decay.
- Keep refrigerated for 1-2 weeks in their original packaging or covered bowl or container.
- Wash berries only when ready to consume.
- Freeze the berries for a prolonged shelf life.
- Enjoy fresh as a healthy snack or sweet treat after your meal.
- Use as garnishes to desserts, cereal mixes or beverages.
- Makes delicious muffins and cupcakes.
- Serves as a sauce base for desserts or grilled meats.